Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Emily Pittman Newberry Thursday, June 12, 2014
GHOST TOWN POETRY OPEN MIC
Hosted By Clark County Poet Laureate Christopher Luna
And Printed Matter Vancouver publisher Toni Partington
Thursday, June 12
Cover to Cover Books
6300 NE St. James Rd., Suite 104B (St. James & Minnehaha)
Vancouver, WA 98663
LGBTQ-friendly, all ages, and uncensored since 2004
Featuring Emily Pittman Newberry:
Emily Pittman Newberry is a performance poet living in Portland, Oregon. She is fascinated by the way we dance with vulnerability as our lives intersect, and by how the rich diversity of life and the many paths we take somehow seem to lead us all home. OneSpirit Press published her two books of poetry, Butterfly A Rose and Nature Speaking, Naturally, a collaboration with artist Adelaide Beeman-White. An artist book featuring her poetry and the work of Portland artist Shu-Ju Wang will be released soon. Her website is www.wizense.com.
by Emily Pittman Newberry
I don’t like winter.
This matted cover
This ice-choked stream
freezes ripples into dead stories.
This memory of yellow,
now withered, brown,
cracks rather than bends.
This wind I shiver against.
Until spring when I plant
the next seed.
Remember the winter
to be reborn.